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New Popeye DVD set: 1933-1938--Outstanding! (vanity)

Posted on 07/31/2007 7:18:09 PM PDT by wolfinator

We just bought the newly remastered Popeye DVD set. If you're a fan, you must see this. It has all the old black and white cartoons from 1933-1938. The clarity is so sharp and the sound is outstanding. Many of the toons have optional commentaries, which really add to the experience.

Strange thing, I guess, is that it's put out by Warner Bros. I didn't know they owned the rights! But bravo to whoever made this happen.


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1 posted on 07/31/2007 7:18:13 PM PDT by wolfinator
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To: wolfinator

Saw this at Comic-Con and it looks great. They gave us a sailor hat to promote the DVD.


2 posted on 07/31/2007 7:21:16 PM PDT by llmc1 ( Duncan Hunter '08)
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3 posted on 07/31/2007 7:21:24 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ( “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last.”)
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To: wolfinator

That’s interesting. Commentaries by whom?


4 posted on 07/31/2007 7:22:13 PM PDT by james500
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To: devolve; wolfinator; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; dixiechick2000

I had a great animated gif of Popeye, but he died from eating contaminated spinach so I deleted it, lol.

Not quite in the ‘theme of things’ here!


5 posted on 07/31/2007 7:22:52 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_‹(•Ώ•)›_ooo_))
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To: wolfinator

see people, its stuff like this that makes bill o reilly hate our freedom.


6 posted on 07/31/2007 7:25:22 PM PDT by Disciplinemisanthropy (...and that, friends, is what grinds my gears.)
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To: wolfinator
Here's more information:


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Popeye - Warner to bring Popeye to DVD

Posted by Gord Lacey
6/07/2006
 
I YAM WHAT I YAM!
WARNER HOME VIDEO OPENS A CAN OF SPINACH AS IT PREPARES TO DISTRIBUTE
POPEYE

The Most Popular "Sailor Man" Comes to DVD in 2007

BURBANK, CA, June 6, 2006 - Warner Home Video (WHV), Hearst Entertainment and King Features Syndicate have reached an agreement for the exclusive worldwide home entertainment distribution of both the classic Popeye theatrical animated shorts and the Popeye made-for-TV animated shorts. The announcement was jointly made by Jeff Brown, WHV Senior Vice President and General Manager TV and Franchise, and T.R. ("Rocky") Shepard III, President of King Features Syndicate.

WHV will be the exclusive worldwide home entertainment distributor for all classic Popeye theatrical and television properties. The new agreement has cleared Warner's home video distribution rights for the original 231 Popeye animated shorts released theatrically by Paramount Pictures between 1933 and 1957. In addition, WHV has licensed the exclusive rights to 220 Popeye made-for-TV animated shorts produced from 1960 to 1962, 65 episodes of The Continuing Adventures of Popeye, produced from 1978 to 1981 (consisting of 161 animated shorts) and 26 Popeye & Son shorts produced in 1987. Warner's first Popeye DVD release is expected to street in 2007.

The theatrical library consists of 120 black & white shorts (106 of these were produced by Fleischer Studios, the remaining 14 were produced by Famous Studios) and 111 Technicolor cartoons (three produced by Fleischer Studios and 108 produced by Famous Studios). Warner Home Video plans to commence preservation and restoration activities immediately.

Regarding the announcement, Brown remarked, "We are extremely excited to bring fans one of the most recognized, iconic characters who has spanned seven decades. Popeye is the only major theatrical franchise in film history that never received a legitimate home video release."

He added, "For years Warner Bros. had been inundated by consumer letters demanding the release of Popeye, an underdog, a hero, a character who always represents good, and WHV is proud to bring this illustrious collection to DVD."

King Features and Popeye go back 77 years, from the minute he walked into Elzie Segar's THIMBLE THEATER comic strip and muttered his famous "D'ja think I'm a cowboy?" line, to his recent primetime CGI special, Popeye has captured the hearts of millions of fans around the world. Shepard said "In all my years at King Features and with the Hearst Corporation, I have yet to experience the enthusiastic outpour of support and love for a dynamic character as I have witnessed with Popeye. That's why I'm thrilled to be able to give the fans a chance to relive some of their favorite Popeye, Bluto, Olive Oyl, Wimpy and Swee' Pea moments on a soon to be released Warner Home Video DVD. Fans can now own, enjoy and share Popeye with many spinach-loving generations to come."

With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

King Features Syndicate is a member of Hearst Entertainment and Syndication Group, which combines The Hearst Corporation's cable network partnerships, television programming activities, newspaper syndication, and licensing. King Features Syndicate is the world's premier distributor of comics, syndicated columns, editorial cartoons, puzzles and games. It is also one of the largest licensing agencies in North America representing both classic and new properties such as "Popeye," "Betty Boop," "Krazy Kat," "Dennis the Menace," "David & Goliath" and "Mutts."

 
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7 posted on 07/31/2007 7:26:05 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: wolfinator

So where can I get it? How much does it cost and how many cartoons are on the DVD?


8 posted on 07/31/2007 7:26:57 PM PDT by leenie312
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To: wolfinator

Popeye was the best non PC cartoon of all time.....


9 posted on 07/31/2007 7:27:31 PM PDT by Porterville (I'm an American. If you hate Americans, I hope our enemies destroy you. I will pray for my soul.)
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To: james500

The commentaries are by other cartoonists, animators, film historians, and some people connected to Dave Fleischer. Some of them are straight forward information, but a couple are really funny—in particular, one done by a team of Mexican cartoonists, a man and a woman, who do some current thing about a tiger. Sorry, don’t have it in front of me now. But they’re drawing connections between one of the cartoons and a scene from Kill Bill. Really interesting!


10 posted on 07/31/2007 7:27:43 PM PDT by wolfinator
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I’ve been wondering since I first saw a commercial for the set, has it been edited to be more PC for our times? I love the old cartoons, but they never show them in their original versions on television.

When I was growing up in SoCal there was a station in LA that played a couple hours of Popeye cartoons on Sunday(?) mornings. The host would draw Popeye characters on a big art pad and tell stories about the history of the cartoons.


11 posted on 07/31/2007 7:29:07 PM PDT by digitalbrownshirt (http://digitalbrownshirt.blogspot.com)
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To: aruanan

links don’t work


12 posted on 07/31/2007 7:29:10 PM PDT by leenie312
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It’s a 4 disk set and I paid 44.99 at Best Buy.


13 posted on 07/31/2007 7:29:21 PM PDT by wolfinator
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To: wolfinator

Are these the original b&w E.C. Segar cartoons? IIRC they start with the credits displayed on an opening and closing deck doors...


14 posted on 07/31/2007 7:29:25 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (The Democrat Party: radical Islam's last hope)
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To: wolfinator

Last week on a long trip my kid and I listened to a Roger Miller CD. At the end of “Kansas City Star”, he says, “Stay tuned - we got a Popeye cartoon comin’ up in a minute”. Of course, my 17 year-old, in spite of his good tast in music, had no clue who Popeye is. He loves Gordon Lightfoot, too, but that line about “dance all night to the 78s” required a history lesson as well.


15 posted on 07/31/2007 7:29:54 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: wolfinator

Wasn’t there some pretty anti-Japanese stuff during the war? Are they going to cut this out or let it be?


16 posted on 07/31/2007 7:30:44 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: digitalbrownshirt

These are all uncut. There is a disclaimer at the beginning saying how bad racial stereotypes are, but at least there’s no Whoopie Goldberg, like in the Bugs Bunny DVDs.

Included here is the famous scene where Popeye punches an Indian chief who then turns into Ghandi.


17 posted on 07/31/2007 7:30:58 PM PDT by wolfinator
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links don’t work

I know. I didn't copy that part of it.
18 posted on 07/31/2007 7:31:26 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: COBOL2Java

Yes, the originals, all uncut.


19 posted on 07/31/2007 7:31:40 PM PDT by wolfinator
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To: wolfinator

Thanks. It just made my list of things I want.


20 posted on 07/31/2007 7:32:19 PM PDT by digitalbrownshirt (http://digitalbrownshirt.blogspot.com)
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